From homeless and hungry to assistance abroad, St. Mark’s offers a wide range of ministry outreach opportunities throughout the year. Please contact William Stokes for more information about any of the missions listed below.
Church Without Walls - Spotlight Ministry
The mission of Church Without Walls (CWW) is to encounter and share Jesus by building community “with the least” among us. CWW is a ministry that reaches across typical social boundaries to create a community that is welcoming, nurturing and transformative. The community will continue to take shape as individuals seeking connection and meaning join CWW and share their unique gifts. Morning Prayer and Coffee Fellowship take place every Wednesday morning outside Clara White Mission. Sunday outdoor worship is every Sunday in the parking lot at Market St. & E. Monroe. Each Sunday there is an opportunity to serve as Lunch Angels by preparing and serving lunches for the CWW community.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church & Outreach - Spotlight Ministry
An outreach mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, St. Mary's strives to be the face, heart and hands of Jesus Christ to all who come through the doors. The organization's primary goal is to welcome everyone into the family of God so that they may come to know His love for them and in community discover the plan He has for their life. Many support opportunities are available:
• Food drives - Provide food items and/or financial support, transport food items and stock the pantry
• Terrific Tuesday – serve at the food bank on designated Tuesdays, distribute food, attend evening worship services and prepare and serve meals after the service
• Scheduled Workdays - Help with gardening and grounds, clean-up, and paint
• Children & Youth Activities - Vacation Bible School, theater, music and other youth activities
• Special Projects - Hurricane response, Christmas and other special programs, onsite retreat support with gifts of hospitality and prayer
• Financial - Funding for operations, new equipment for food program, emergency food for those in need and facilities maintenance
Angels for Allison
Angels for Allison is a local nonprofit that assists with funeral and burial expenses for families suffering the loss of a child. St. Mark’s supports by volunteering for special events, manning booths, cooking meals and making angels.
OneBlood of Jacksonville’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of others through work with blood and stem cell products and by facilitating scientific research. St. Mark’s supports this organization by hosting two to three blood drives per year.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) supports disaster relief and the quest to find long-lasting solutions to fight poverty, hunger and disease around the world. St. Mark’s provides opportunities to support ERD throughout the year.
Habitat for Humanity
HabiJax is one of the largest non-profit affordable housing builders in Duval County. St. Mark’s assists by joining with others to build a home.
I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless
Sulzbacher is Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. They are one of only a few centers in the nation to offer a full range of services for the homeless 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. St. Mark’s partners with Sulzbacher to cook dinner and provide financial support for those dinners.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides well balanced meals and other nutritional services to the elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, and at risk. St. Mark’s supports MOW by delivering meals for local Route 7 – Riverside, Fairfax, Ortega, Lakeshore, Venetia and Lakeside.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Cuba)
For over 30 years, St. Mark’s has cherished a companion parish relationship with St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Itabo, Cuba. We support St. Mary’s with financial resources which have provided critical renovations and additions to the church. Each week during our worship services we pray for the parishioners of St. Mary’s whose lives and ministries are linked with ours. Most years, a small group of parishioners travel to St. Mary’s as part of a mission team. Opportunities are available to assist in special events to raise funds for special needs as they arise in Itabo.
Westside Christian Outreach
The mission of Westside Christian Outreach (WSCO) is to minister the love and compassion of Christ through outreach and evangelism by supplying temporary resources of relief to individuals that meet a criterion of crisis, regardless of race, color or creed. WSCO meets the legitimate needs of those who seek aid and assistance from our local churches. St. Mark’s supports WSCO by manning the phones, distributing food, participating in food drives, financial support, and Christmas gift giving.